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Volunteer Gardener

project: OASIS - Flowers for Life Project
  • OASIS Community Gardens, 2a Longfellow Drive, Worksop, Notts
  • S81 0DE
  • 1 - 8
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About the opportunity

Community Business

We have a Volunteer team that loom after the OASIS Gardens and keep bringing new projects to life. Its an exciting project and we now have several enterprises in Gardening including our 'Flowers for Life' project, 'Gardening for Life' project and also our 'Cacti for Life' project. We grow plants, fruit, vegetables, cacti and succulents and cut flowers. We love having new volunteers who come alongside us and help us with the project.

Weekly
4
100

We can supply training and equipment for Gardeners and we can also do any checks necesarry if we need to for any purpose.

Just bring yourself and we supply everything else including lunch.

About the project

We have just been awarded a Greggs Environmental grant for our 'Flowers for Life' project which is amazing.  We are really excited to get this grant funding which will enable us to do so much in the coming seasons with people of all ages from the Kilton and Worksop Community. 

Our project uses growing cut flowers and using them in educational, therapeutic and artistic ways.....

We teach people how to grow flowers from seed, bulb, corms, propagation or planting.  

We use them in educational ways teaching gardening and growing skills with all ages especially with teaching employment skills to unemployed.  

We use them in therapeutic ways with people with special needs and disabilities.  

We use them with children and young people through our Nature Quest, Treasured Kids and Oasis Kids Projects.  

We use them with elderly through our dementia and older peoples programmes.  

We use them in artistic ways in teaching floristry and creating special occasion flowers.

We also use them in our arts and crafts for Life programme creating arrangements, dried flower items, pressed flowers and also as subjects for paintings and artwork.

We sell flowers, and flower arrangements, seeds, plants, artwork and craftwork.

We are so grateful to Greggs for this grant and will have great fun using it to progress this beautiful and powerful project.

When

Tue 02 Jan 2018 to Mon 02 Apr 2018
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Volunteering impact

5000

We help the whole community which is classed as a disadvantaged community. We see over 5000 different people visit our site over a year. and we have over 30 projects working together at the Oasis. We have lots of specific projects which help people with disability, dementia, special needs, children with special needs, people who have been through abuse etc and much more. We have projectsw for all ages from babies to elderly people.